My research focuses on the area of environmental sustainability and particularly emission control, through the development of novel ionic liquids for numerous applications such as CO2 capture and plastic recycling. Ionic liquids are materials, comprised entirely of ions, and have been investigated in depth for their tailored properties. In our research, we utilise particular classes of ionic liquids and investigate the effect of waste gas stream contaminants (H2O, SO2, NOx) on the recyclability of CO2 capture sorbents.
I also apply advanced spectroscopic methods (and other analytical techniques) to a variety of research areas such as gas capture, photo-/electro-chemical applications and the development/characterisation of new materials, using:
- X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
- In-situ infrared
- Mass spectrometry
Dr Adam Greer holds a BSc (2015) in Chemistry and Analytical Science, and a PhD (2019) in Chemistry, from Queen's University Belfast, working under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Hardacre. He is currently a Research Associate (since 2018) at The University of Manchester in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, Catalysis and Porous Materials (Prof. Christopher Hardacre), where he specialises in the use of ionic liquids for novel applications and the use of advanced spectroscopic techniques.